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d to his school and to his apartment of ammunition and guns. >> thousands of pounds of ammunition had been shipped to him. police say that was all legal. a number of questions still to be answered. police were able to get rid of the booby traps in his apartment. he is expected to be in court today. this is expected to be a very brief court appearance, not really an arraignment, just a chance for him to appear before the judge. >> he will not be charged. >> not today. that's will happen soon as he is facing at least 71 counts. let's get more now. >> the suspect is not cooperating with police. he has a lawyer and is not answering questions. that comes from the police chief in aurora, colorado. the hearing that will happen today and will be brief, but it will be the first time we will see and hear from the suspected shooter.
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>> matt. micaela. veronica. >> one by one, the city is morning, promising never to forget those who died at an emotional vigil sunday evening. the community came together to grieve. >> denied we reach out to each other and love each other and love our neighbors. >> president obama visited the victims and families, offering condolences on behalf of the entire country. >> it was an opportunity for families to describe how wonderful their brothers or their sons or daughters were. and the lives they have touched and the dreams that they held for the future. >> the suspect in the mass shooting at a movie theater will face a judge monday. james holmes could be charged with first-degree murder, which carries the possibility of the death penalty and colorado..
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police are not commenting on possible motives but they said there's evidence of calculation and deliberations leading to the rampage. 12 died and dozens more are recovering from injuries, a haunted by what they experienced. >> i thought i was dying. i really thought i would kind of fade away. >> this is expected to be an emotional week as families prepared to bury loved ones. the prosecution will continue to build their case against holmes and figure out which charges they will file against him. the list of charges will likely be extremely long. reporting live from centennial colorado. >> thanks for the update. the pope spoke out on the colorado shootings during his traditional sunday blessing. >> i am shocked at the senseless violence which took place in aurora. i am with the family and friends
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of the victims especially the children. >> he said that he was prince all -- was praying for all of them and hopes they have strength and consolation. >> james holmes used to attend church with other families. they say he never hung out with people his own age. a friend said that he last spoke with him six years ago. >> i assume something must have snapped, but i don't know that. this is absurd and so out of character, from my understanding, of this young man. >> told gores mill road messages of support for the victim's and james'family. we will continue to follow any developments in the story. you can always log on to for the latest. >> let's get a check of the
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forecast with adam caskey. it will be hot and sticky, mid 90's. this ' use of chesapeake beach earlier, clouds over the bay. in fairfax we have some clearing. setting the stage for a beautiful sunrise in fairfax at 72 degrees. 68 in leesburg, 64 in inwood. in the '60s in some of the potomac highlands. most of us in the low 70's. 75 in arlington. 95 today, spotty thunderstorms short after the lunch hour or and off and on through the afternoon and evening. >> 66 eastbound pass a slowdown. in manassas again at 50, 95 out of woodbrige between lorton and woodbrige. looks good in and out of baltimore on 95. looks good on 270, traffic moving. foggy at 270 with light volume
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at montrose road. metro rail is in good shape. now back to news. >> the penn state community bracing for what is expected to be harsh punishment from the n.c.a.a.. it is connected to the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. jummy olabanji is live in a satellite center with more details as to what we may expect later today. >> a source tells cnn that penn state will be hit with fines of more than $30 million. that could just be the beginning. also espn says that sources say that penn state could also be hit with a loss of bowl games and a loss of scholarships. that would be a big blow to a current football players. another twist to the story,
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yesterday the university president of penn state ordered the statue of joe paterno to be taken down for good. sources say penalties against penn state are likely to include not only heavy fines but also a significant loss of scholarships and a loss of multiple bowl games. several sources tell espn that penn state will not receive the death penalty that would have suspended the football program completely for least a year. meanwhile, the 900 pound bronze statue of longtime football coach joe paterno was removed from outside the campus stadium yesterday. penn state's president said the statue became a source of division and an obstacle. now is being stored in a secure location. >> i cannot believe they would take such extreme measures to take it down. that statute is so iconic at the university. >> the statue was a lightning rod for criticism. i will pictor the scandal every
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time i saw the statute. >> joe paterno's family issued a statement yesterday saying the tearing down of the statute does not serve the victims or help heal the university community. school officials say the penn state library will continue to carry joe paterno's name. the n.c.a.a. news conference is scheduled for 9:00 this morning. jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. >> we will be watching out for that. new developments in the campaign scandal surrounding vincent gray. mayor gray campaign kept unauthorized data base of public housing residents for the get- out-the-vote effort, apparently. john gonzalez is outside the wilson building with the latest. >> good morning. it appears more trouble is brewing for mayor vincent gray. according to the washington post, some of his campaign workers in 2010 kept this
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database with names addresses and from members of about 6000 public housing residents, its duration used for his. get-out- the-vote his the problem is, this private information should never have gone public. now we know three campaign workers have been charged with felonies for running a shadow campaign that collected about $350,000 in illegal funds for the candidate. it's not clear how the list was obtained. the housing authority said it did not release the list. the mayor says that he was not aware of such a list. he says even if it would've been released, he does not believe it would've been very helpful. >> thanks so much. turning to the presidential race, president obama and republican mitt romney each will make stops in california today. romney will appear in orange county and costa mesa while the
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president will attend three campaign events in oakland california. before the president arrives, he will speak of the 113th national convention of the veterans of foreign wars in reno, nevada. 6:09 right now. still ahead, a miracle in the face of tragedy. >> a colorado woman shot in the movie theater massacre lost her 6-year-old daughter. find out what doctors have told this mo
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long at the phillips collection. come join us. >> good morning, washington. -- there is great art. >> a single vehicle crash killed 11 people and injured a dozen more in texas. a white ford pickup truck crashed about 100 miles southeast of san antonio. it had 23 people in it when it left the right side of the road and hit two large trees. the victim's work of various ages and at least a billion and children were among the dead. several of the survivors have life-threatening injuries. -- at least two children were among the dead. >> the same model bus has gone up in flames several times since 2009 in the ride on program.
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officials are trying to bring in replacement buses in montgomery county. >> o'clock 13 this morning. >> let's find out how the commute is. >> looks ok on 270, 95 in baltimore. 295 northbound to baltimore is complicated now with an accident. quiet traffic to and from the wilson bridge. looks good along route 4. route 5 to get into southeast d.c. looks normal. in virginia, everything is going down on northbound 95. leaving potomac mills, through lorton through newington, and it's open to the pentagon. >> around 70 degrees with humidity. that's back in the air today. let's look at the forecast. mid 90's today and tomorrow. you met with late-day and thunderstorms possible as early as lunchtime today.
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there will be slow moving heavy rain showers through the evening. wednesday, breaks from the humidity, and 80's. here are the high temperatures. 98 in chicago. in the 90s across most of america today. thunderstorms possible up and down the eastern seaboard and in the upper midwest. 98 in chicago with thunderstorms. back to you. >> thank you. 6:14. pictures of the toll that the nationwide drought is having. >> fighting back against hiv/aids, a preview of the conference that sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering so, i'm walking down the street, x: sounds of marching band and d crowd cheering just you know walking, sfx: sounds of marching band and crd cheering and i found myself in the middle of this parade honoring america's troops. which is actually quite fitting because geico has been serving e military for over 75 years. aawh no, look, i know this is about the troops and
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not about me. right, but i don't look like that. who can i write a letter to about this? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >> this is "good morning washington." >> international aids conference is back in the u.s. after 22
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years. >> thousands are the city to assess where we stand in the fight against the disease. 7 is on your side with a preview. brianne carter if joins us from the d.c. convention center. >> good morning. tens of thousands of people are here for this big week. things got underway last night with opening remarks. the conference continues this week. talking about it is a professor of johns hopkins. thanks for being with us this morning. tell us about the importance of having a weeklong conference like this. >> international aids conference is the largest global help event of its kind. think this will probably be the largest conference ever. 21,000 people registered before we closed early registration. we don't know how many more will be arriving. probably over 24,000 or so. the first time the conference has been held in the u.s. in 22
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years, something of a return for us. that's because the obama administration lifted the ban on hiv positive patients traveling to the u.s. it has been an extraordinary moment to be back here and to be in the district of columbia which has its own serious problems with hiv. the district has been doing a terrific job in the last several years, but it is a heavily burdened city. >> scientists and researchers and people living with the virus all attending, together for the week to discuss this. >> it is one of the only conferences in our field where everybody is at the table. you have political leadership, you have scientists clinical leaders, providers but also of the people living with hiv. it is critical that everybody is a part of this conversation, because this is a different kind of disease. it has always had social justice
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issues, it has always had to do with stigma and discrimination, it has always had to do with people marginalized in other aspects of society. men who have sex with men people who use drugs sex workers. they are part of the affected population and they are a part of the solution. >> you have an important speaker this morning. >> absolutely. secretary clinton. the secretary of state will give a major policy speech on behalf of the administration. i look forward to that. dr. anthony faucchi is going to be the first speaker of the morning. he is going to talk about what we have been calling the potential of turning the tide on hiv. that is the theme of the conference. the second speaker iwss phil
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wilson, from the black aids institute. and the minister of health from botswana, a terrific woman, will be speaking. and then secretary clinton. >> the conference wraps up on friday with former president bill clinton speaking as well. a weeklong conference on such a big topic. brianne carter reporting. >> it's going to be a busy week. >> 22,000 have registered. >> keep an eye out for celebrities such as sharon stone and bill gates and lots of others. ogs they will be talking about the weather. >> nice and hot and sweaty. >> bill gates is in the seattle area -- lives in the seattle area. back to the heat and humidity
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today. visibility down a little in spots because of the humidity. some areas of fog. clearing out for the most part. a mixture of sun and clouds today. hot and sticky with a few thunderstorms. over the nation's capital in the district fog. we are seeing some clearing from the west to the east. 70 and dulles airport and in winchester, 78 in quantico 76 at reagan national, 77 in annapolis. in the potomac highlands, a press 60's. we have a few clouds overhead especially over the bay and a little break in the clouds in northern virginia. sunshine in fairfax. some energy off to the northwest. showers developing in parts of michigan, indiana, ohio. that will continue to develop and drop southeast into our neck of the woods later on today. we could see thunderstorms by lunchtime today, and especially a few hours thereafter.
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widely separated, heavy storms for the afternoon and evening. cooler air all-star northwest. that will move in on wednesday. 94 today, mid 90's tomorrow. if there's release on wednesday with sunshine and lower humidity, 89 -- there is released on wednesday. >> take a look at this. cnn has this picture of a dried up late in indiana. you can see dead fish on the ground. there's no water in that lake. the u.s. department of agriculture declared 1300 counties in 29 states disaster areas due to the drought and the excessive heat. >> it has been astonishing. >> much of the country is dealing with this. we are getting new numbers on the economic impact of the drought. >> rob nelson has the update.
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>> good morning. the impact of this summer's severe drought keeps mounting, corn prices hitting record levels. late levels. a spike in food prices will be hard on the poor as poverty in america climbed to the highest level in 50 years. experts predict the official poverty rate is likely to rise as high as 16.7%, not seen since the mid-60s. an eye-popping number, and report says the wealthy could be stashing a $32 trillion in offshore accounts. the lost tax revenue is a big black hole in the world economy. with this weekend overshadowed by the colorado tragedy, movie pewters are waiting to police box office numbers, but industry insiders say "the dark knight rises" has an estimated $162 million. i am rob nelson.
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captioned by the national captioning institute >> riots erupted in california after a deadly police involved shooting. people threw rocks and bottles at police and an anaheim apartment complex where a man was shot and killed saturday night. officers used rubber bullets and pepper sprayed to stop the violence. a police dog got loose and start
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at a baby in a stroller. several people were arrested. >> the people are supposed andto protect us. the cops are the ones doing this. >> the cops were trying to question manuel diaz. they opened fire after he threw something during the chase. the mayor has asked the california attorney general to investigate. creditors selection gets underway in the trial for the former illinois police officer charged with killing one of his wives and suspected in the disappearance of another. drew peterson. kathleen sesavio's body was found in a dry bathtub. his other white stacy peterson's body has never been found. opening statements begin on tuesday. >> two years after the worst oil spill in u.s. history, and now
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we get some answers. a two-day hearing begins today in houston on the disaster. chemical safety board will present its findings into the 2010 disaster. millions of gallons of crude oil ended up in the gulf of mexico. the explosion that triggered the disaster killed 11 people. 6:27. still another half-hour work ahead. we will have the latest on the colorado movie theater shooting. >> another day of dread for the penn state community. what the school might expect as the n.c.a.a. announ if you've been
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successful, you didn't get there on your own. if you've got a business you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. my father's hands didn't build this company. my hands didn't build this company. through hard work and a little bit of luck, we built this business. why are you demonizing us for it? it's time we had somebody who believes in us. someone who believes that achievement should be rewarded not punished. we need somebody who believes in
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>> live and in hd. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> i would like to have a super power. i might let them have more fun. >> straight ahead at 6:30, we are learning more about the
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colorado shooting suspect who heads to court today. >> +, a mother shot in the movie theater lost her daughter, but a doctor gave her some hope for the child she is still carrying. good morning, washington. i am steve chenevey. >> i am in for cynne simpson. there are new developments in the colorado movie theater shooting. >> the suspected shooter james holmes, off heads to court today. three days ago in the aurora feature -- theater when it was over, 12 people were dead and 15 wounded. on sunday, there was a prayer vigil. president obama visited the victims and families. >> investigators finally dismantled the deadly booby traps in his apartment. he is in the arapahoe county
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courthouse in colorado. more on what we can expect. good morning. >> good morning. we are in front of the arapahoe county jail where it is believed the suspect is in solitary confinement. later this morning, there will be taking him through an underground tunnel to the courthouse where he will stand in front of a judge. he will not officially be charged, but he will be advised. he will be told he is being investigated for 12 first-degree murders and 58 charges of attempted murder. >> can you shed a little more light on why he will not be charged today and when that process might happen? >> no telling when the process might actually happen. that is just the way it works in colorado. we are also told that there's a good possibility that the defense will ask for more time and a delay of the trial.
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they have up to three days to officially charge him. >> nt is not cooperating, rebecca. we to that -- and he is not cooperating, rebecca. we do not have a good idea. are we expecting to hear any more light on that and what they're going to say today? >> you know what? and this is a strange situation. he, apparently is the one who told police that morning that his apartment was a booby trapped. that was sharing information with the police there would not have had a. by the same token, they say since that time he basically got a lawyer and has not said anything cents. it is a strange situation. but but as a hard situation to say what the next that this. -- it is a hard situation is with the next step is perry >>
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is that three days from the crime occurred? >> no, it is not. the three days actually starts today because i think the weekend did not actually count. you my table to count friday, but you cannot count friday -- he did not count saturday or sunday, as i understand it. >> thank you so much. thank you for your insights. >> we, of course, will continue to follow any developments as out of the story. you can always follow us on for the latest. >> it is 6:00 thursday for right now. we want to check in with adam caskey. >> a little hot. record cold temperatures on saturday. we only made it to a 82. and again today? back into the 90's. we also have the low clouds overhead. with the picture from arlington high school. these clouds will clear out of
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the bill later on this morning. wheel of a decent amount of sunshine. 71 degrees. on our way to 94. we are expecting some thunderstorms, possibly as early as lunch time to read we will have a little action. we cannot rule out the chance of an isolated thunderstorm as well. there will be humidity. we will talk about that with doug hill. >> a ok. we will talk about normal travel times. route 11, i-70. look at the beltway the allies. -- beltway live. nothing to attack time on to your travel to get to the pentagon. the metro rail is on normal
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service. >> thank you so very much. the attention turning back to penn state as they prepared to deliver the penalties 76 abuse scandal. the football program may be scared these death penalties. jummy olabanji is live. >> that a so-called the death penalty would have suspended the football program completely for at least one year. this morning, sources tell espn that penalties are likely to include $30 million in fines, a significant loss of scholarship and a loss of multiple games. the bronze statue of joe paterno was removed from outside the campus football stadium yesterday. the president said it became an obstacle to the schools feelings. he did say another tribute will remain as it is.
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the paterno family said babette -- said that tearing down the statute does not serve the victims or the families. the white house says the statute removal was the right thing to do. in the newsroom, jummy olabanji abc 7 news. >> turning now to the d.c. campaign scandal. the maitre's campaign apparently had an unauthorized database. -- the mayor's campaign, apparently, had none authorize database. >> if this is the last thing residents want to hear. the mayor already had to answer some tough questions at city hall. it appears that some of his campaign workers back in 2010 kept this database, according to
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the washington post a database with names addresses and phone numbers of about 6000 public housing residents. use for his get out the vote efforts. the problem is, this is private information that was turned public. of course, we already know that campaign workers have been charged with felonies. but this morning, it is still unclear how this database was obtained. the housing authority saying it did not release it. the mayor telling "the post" that he was not aware of such a list. he says you if there was a list, he does not believe it would be very helpful. reporting live, abc 7 news. >> thank you so much. 73 degrees in of the best of this morning. still ahead, a battle brewing over tequila. off we will take you inside the heart of tequila country where
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clacks a battle is brewing over tequila. >> a powerful lobby group is trying to expand to include the
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word. it is from low-cost competitors to instill a outside of the officials own. >> we have demonstrated to the government that when people hear the word, they think in tequila that there is a strong link between these two. >> control of this image will be critical as the industry tries to reinvent tequila as a luxury product and extend the market to russia and china. >> it sure is. big business. we want to check in with doug hill. >> that little cold snap has ended. let's give you look at the chesapeake bay camera. there will be some sunshine today. you will feel the difference.
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right now, temperatures in the 70's. you will feel a reminder. here is the story. we will be in the mid and 90's today and tomorrow. good chance of thunderstorms too. lots of rain possible. then by thursday, right to back into the 90's. that is the very latest. back to you. >> thank you. i hope you stay drive -- dry. >> coming up, all the tragedy with the shooting. >> the mother who
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>> authorities can expend their church -- can expand their search now that there disappearance is considered an abduction. just before they went missing police have interviewed several persons of interest. >> it is the deadliest day in iraq this year. dozens of shootings took place all within hours. they appeared to of been coordinated. so far, the death toll as up to at least 93. it just yesterday, the leader of outcry in iraq this sweeping. >> the rocket carrying an inflexible heat shield technology demonstration flight is expected to blast off between 7:00 and a 7:40 this
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morning. >> 7 is on your side this morning with growing criticism of a recommendation calling for widespread screening of children for cholesterol. an article says it is too aggressive. some doctors recommend a more narrow screaming at based on family history. >> 6:47 right now. let's take a look again at doug hill. >> the outside of the windows were covered with water this morning. it is going to be hot and humid for a couple of days. we're not seeing extreme numbers, though. back into the 90's. it is in the 70's already. 74 degrees in the metro area. those numbers will climb. 74 right now at reagan national airport. here is where we are going later
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today. we will see the clouds of round from the early-morning break. and then there today, showers and thunderstorms. as a result, any storms that form will create downfalls. this is all just ahead of a cold front that will slowly works its way in our direction. our forecast today, with the front approaching, we will head into the mid 90's for tonight. we will get to the day tomorrow. we'll have more in a few minutes. >> we're going to look at 95 in virginia. lanes are open as you head up north of the beltway. travel times are working for us right now. taking a peek through the haze over on the beltway.
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in arlington, the road was compromised with a water main break. now, and jennifer and a steve. >> thank you so much. we return to our coverage of the colorado movie theater shooting. there's an amazing story of life. she was shot in the neck. she to be paralyzed herself. however, her family says her unborn child survived the massacre. first, she must deal with the loss of her beloved daughter. >> choose a wonderful little girl. so said she had her life taken away so early. >> off more stories of courage. people who lost their lives trying to save others. he dove on top of his girlfriend and took the bullet instead. >> he did when a man is supposed to do. you protect the ones you love no matter what the cost. >> another victim was an
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aspiring sportscaster. a few weeks ago she barely escaped a deadly shooting in toronto. her family says she embraced life instead of being afraid of death. the time now is a 6:50. >> we are live after the break to wrap up all the top stories. beautiful shot
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>> a good a monday morning to all of you here. we'll be continuing our coverage. that man is a suspect in the movie theater massacre. were there early signs of trouble? we would hear from the pastor who watched him grow up. that is next right here on "good morning america." >> time now is 6:52. here is one last check at the
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top story. >> that movie theater suspect is expected in court in colorado, but he will not be charged today. he has three days to file -- the prosecutor has three days to file the charges. there will be at least 71 of them. that is one for each victim shot. some are still in critical condition this monday morning. >> jummy olabanji is following another story. >> in about two hours. the n.c.a.a. is going to hand down a harsh penalty. the sources tell espn that they are likely to include $30 million in fines. also yesterday, the university president's order the statue of joe paterno to be taken down. >> here at city hall, the mayor
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has more trouble brewing. it appears, according to "the washington post," off some of his campaign workers obtained a private database of about 6000 residents here in the district. it was used for his campaign. the mayor said he does not aware. reporting live, abc 7 news. >> i am a brianne carter. the international aids conference continues today. among the notable speakers will be secretary of state, hillary clinton. people living with hiv and aids are expected to get together to discuss more developments and scientific advances to stop the spread of the virus. notable people expected to be here include elton john former
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president bill clinton is expected to speak. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. just as much skill as the players to watch. >> may be even more. got the ball and a saved of the beer. different offense made the one- handed save the beer catches. trinket's fein, the souvenir will go home. congratulations to both of those fans. >> now for a quick last look at traffic. >> the road buckled and near a water main break. we will take to do some videos that we have. they have massive repairs to make between six and eighth street. if you can see the road was compromised. the road will be closed until further notice. that will put the heat on the
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drive. it will work as an alternate route for you. >> i saw it stayed there. >> independent, moderate team. " we got the ball. -- we got the ball. >>it will be hot and sticky back into the 90's. storms to they could start. a little laughter. but more comfortable. a lot of sunshine. and then in the weekend right near 90's. >> that will do it for good morning washington. good morning america is coming up next.
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